After years of announcements and planning, accompanied by a generous portion of speculation, the diplomatic chapter of the Trump administration’s Mideast peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the so-called “deal of the century,” is finally expected to be unveiled in the very near future.
The team in charge of the plan, headed by U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner, has gotten tired of waiting for the results of Israel’s endless elections. With the leaders in both Jerusalem and Washington approaching the end of their terms, the people doing the work lost patience, fearing that the plan they crafted would be laid to rest without so much as a eulogy. The new American envoy to the region – former Kushner aide Avi Berkowitz, who replaced Jason Greenblatt – saw his job dwindling into insignificance.
Therefore, when Kahol lavan leader Benny Gantz gave Kushner's team an official green light this week to intervene in Israel’s third election campaign – having realized that the plan was likely to be published with or without him – the public countdown to the unveiling of the plan at the White House began.